2015 will be a year of the chilli here, I ordered the seeds from sowseeds.co.uk which arrived fast and in attractive packets.
So after quite some time deciding on what to grow here are the contenders:
*Cherry Bomb – 2,500 5,000 SHU – great for salsas as well as pickling or roasting in the oven stuffed with cheese & herbs.
*Bulgarian Carrot – 2,000 5,000 SHU – good for growing outside and early, good on pizzas, It is a chunky sturdy plant thats great in containers and it one of the better varieties for coping with growing outside.
*Hungarian Hot Wax AGM 2,500 8,000 SHU, is one of the easiest & quickest chilli plants to grow & produce pods in the UK climate and that earned it an AGM award from the RHS. The fruits are great stuffed with cheese & herbs and then cooked in a little olive oil in the oven or are lovely raw sliced thinly into a salad.
*Joe’s Long Cayenne – 15,000 20,000 SHU dry very easily and so make excellent ristas.
Ring of Fire – 70,000-85,00 SHU, productive, long thin cayenne type pods that are 1cm wide by 6-7cm long. It’s chilli peppers mature from dark green to red, make great chilli powder also excellent on pizza’s.
*Apache F1 Chilli Seeds (AGM) – 70,000 to 80,000 – kitchen window sill easy to grow, reliable and very productive
*edited descriptions from sowseeds.co.uk
So hopefully we will have good weather as they will all be grown outside (except apache) but started inside in a propagator on a windowsill.